Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day + Healthy Apple Pie Recipe

1//Funny St. Patrick's Day hat!

2//Silly glasses. I remember the first time I went to Disneyland on a band trip with my middle school I bought big pink glasses. I saw these at Joann's and I had to get them.

3//Spending some time in the kitchen.

4//Ingredients to make our first pie.

ingredient list:


4 medium granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 medium jicama, peeled and shredded
2 tablespoons baking truvia
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
4 tablespoons I can't believe it's not butter
3 teaspoons baking powder

5//Thanks mom for letting me borrow your rolling pin. My engagement and wedding ring are being resized because I've lost some weight, and now in replace of them I've been wearing my high school graduation ring.

6//There's the filling. Doesn't look too shabby.

Preheat oven to 425 F.
Combine the apples, jicama, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice in a medium bowl
To make the crust, combine the pastry flour and baking powder in a medium bowl
Mix in butter until it's soft and crumbly
Add water until mixture forms a ball
Divide in half and shape into a ball
Roll dough on a floured surface
Line pie plate with half the dough, and fill pie plate with the apple mixture
Cover with the second crust
Bake for 20-25 minutes, reduce heat to 325 F and continue to bake for another 30-40 minutes or until the apples are soft

7//First pie, first lattice top.

8//Ding! All done.

This recipe was found on That's Fit. Each piece is less than 200 calories. Jason and I enjoyed making this pie together, and it was interesting using a new ingredient: jicama. You can try this recipe if you want, but it didn't turn out the way we expected. I think the instructions called for too much nutmeg and cinnamon. We are going to try again, and tweak the recipe to our liking. I'll keep you posted!

 What did you do this St. Patrick's Day?

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  1. That is such a cute outfit and that pie looks delicious ;)I like your blog!

  2. You two are adorable - looks like you had fun! I love pie but my husband hates it so I neer make it!

    1. We had a pretty fun night! We made corn beef for dinner, apple pie for dessert, and watched The Walking Dead :)

  3. That pie looks really good! Your dress is so cute! You look amazing!

  4. I love pie!! Your pie turned out perfectly pretty!

  5. Replies
    1. You should try it :) My next healthy recipe I'm going to try is vegan banana bread.

  6. Thanks for sharing this pie. I've been meaning to make pie, but I'm afraid I'll eat it all. :) Looks like a great St. Paddy's day!

    1. It was a great day! I hope yours was fun too :)

  7. That pie looks delicious! I went apple picking during the fall and ended up making four apple pies in two weeks. I attempted to make them healthier by cutting some of the butter and sugar, but I like the idea of using the whole wheat flour. I always, always, always use less than the recommended amount of nutmeg. I don't mind the cinnamon, but nutmeg is such a strong taste. I only ever add a pinch. ;)

    1. That's a great idea: a pinch of nutmeg! It was way too strong for our liking. Apple picking?! That sounds delightful :)

  8. Great looking pie.....I bet it was delicious (I really like nutmeg and you can just cover me in cinnamon...)!